A 21-year-old man was stabbed to death at the Notting Hill Carnival on Monday night. It will be his first murder in 18 years at this event.
The dead man was named Takayo Nembhard, a rapper from Bristol better known as TKorStretch, by manager Chris Patrick.
Hundreds of thousands attended the carnival on Sunday and Monday. It was held for the first time since 2019 due to his COVID-19 restrictions over the past two years.
Metropolitan Police Commander Alison Heydari, who is in charge of policing the event, said: Unfortunately, on Monday night, we witnessed a number of violent incidents in which a 21-year-old man lost his life. Our thoughts are with his family as they accept their horrific loss. ”
Patrick said Nemhardt was visiting a carnival with his sister and some friends when he was attacked under the Westway flyover in Ladbroke Grove.
The rapper, who got 300,000 plays for one of his songs on Spotify, posted a video last month singing about gangs and knife crimes, describing the perpetrators as “the evil children of the devil.”
“His talent was limitless.”
Patrick wrote to him Instagram Account: “His talent was limitless and I would say he was close to being great!…he came from Bristol simply to have a good time at the London Carnival. Here is the end result!”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “disgusted” by the incident, adding: “Violence on our streets is unacceptable and we are doing everything in our power to eradicate it.” Added.
A total of 209 people were arrested at the carnival, according to the London Metropolitan Police, including 46 for assault, 36 for drug possession, 33 for weapon possession, 27 for public order and 8 for sexual assault.
The Notting Hill Carnival has been an annual celebration of Caribbean culture since 1966, and the last murder was on August 30, 2004, when 27-year-old Reese Balan was shot dead at an unofficial carnival party.
The three men, Tafari Dacas, 29, Leon Roberts, 24, and Shane Taylor, 26, were sentenced to life in prison in July 2005. When I stood up for my friend who was being bullied.
Three other members of the Mus Love Crew were also jailed after retrials.
PA Media contributed to this report.